Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52292

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Passeridae
Genus:Bubalornis
Genus species:Bubalornis niger

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:25 cm
Weight:80 g
Identification:The red-billed buffalo weaver has a red bill and is black with white patches on the sides of the neck.
Habitat:Dry, open savannahs and low lands
Diet:Carnivore: insects
Reproduction:Red-billed buffalo weavers will breed mainly from October to April, and the female will lay 2-4 eggs.
These gregarious birds share communal roosts.
Behavior:Red-billed buffalo weavers can be very noisy, especially when in large groups.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Red-billed buffalo weavers get the 'weaver' portion of the name from nests which are woven like baskets from plant stems, twigs, leaves, and grass.

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Red-billed buffalo weaver
perching birds
Passeridae
Sparrows
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata